Review: Einstein Must Die! (Fate of Nations #1) by Chris Kohout

Posted: December 5, 2013 in New Adult, Reviews
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Author:  Chris Kohout

e-book, 366 pages

Published in 2013 by CreateSpace

Reader Category:  Adult

Synopsis:  1910 AD – Impending war with England has given Nikola Tesla the chance to build his dream: a weapon to end all wars. The American steam-powered Beowulf tank is larger than a house, and carries enough firepower to face an army. Beowulf also has a mechanical brain, embedded with the consciousness of Colonel Browning, America’s best military strategist.

But in England, King George has put Albert Einstein to work for his own war effort: zeppelins capable of reaching the former colony, and new, radiological bombs to remind them of the price of disloyalty.

When two brilliant pacifists wield technology to bring peace to a planet at war, the final outcome will surprise them both, and the world.

My Review:  This was my first steam punk novel and I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I was afraid that it wouldn’t be able to hold my attention, however I was pleasantly surprised.  Chock full of history and military strategy but not overwhelmed by either, this was an enjoyable read.  I wasn’t necessarily familiar with all of the characters, but that didn’t matter once the story started to flow. 

Einstein Must Die! is well-written and researched.  If you like alternate history, this fast-paced, action-packed novel is for you.

Disclaimer:  I received this book from the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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Comments
  1. […] Review: Einstein Must Die! (Fate of Nations #1) by Chris Kohout (bookloversattic.wordpress.com) […]

  2. I love steam punk novels. I am gonna have to go pick this one up.

    Great Review and Happy Fandom

    If you like more discussions about Steam Punk and other crazy styles check out The Extremis Review http://wp.me/43bYh

  3. […] Review: Einstein Must Die! (Fate of Nations #1) by Chris Kohout (bookloversattic.wordpress.com) […]

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